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SFGTV2
Oct 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
business and its annual gross receipts from its activity in the city. certain businesses that have their headquarters or administrative offices in san francisco that operate primarily in other locations would pay the gross receipts tax based on payroll costs. proposition e would require the city to phase in the gross receipts tax and phase out the tax on payroll costs over a 5 year period beginning in 2014. if the gross receipts tax revenue exceeds the revenue the city would have received under the tax on the payroll costs, then the tax on the payroll costs will be phased out and the final gross receipts tax rate will be lower than the maximum submitted in this measure. i'm here with board of supervisors president david chu, and also joining us is starchild and former candidate for public office and opponent of the office. supervisor chiu, please explain why we should be voting for this proposition. >> so proposition e is a measure it reform our current business tax. over a decade ago, a lawsuit forced our city to use a business tax that is problematic for many reasons. first and f
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 5:30am PDT
extremely hard for world class transportation into the heart of our city, but we know we are building the central subway not just based on our history but for our future. by the year 2040 we will have 100,000 new households and 200,000 new workers and thousands of new daily car trips. we have to prepare for the future. let me close with a couple of quick thoughts. first i believe that our connecting community slogan it is real. we are the greatest city in the united states and we are an incredible city because our communities come together for our subway and for our giants. second, we have to do more. we have to make sure that we're taking care of not just our daily needs on muni and not just our daily needs for the pedestrians, our sierkists, those in cars, those that walk, but we have to make sure we're investing in the long-term projects, and lafltly i just want to say one thing. we know over the history of time great cities don't regret building subways. they regret not building them. thank you. [applause] >> reverend norman fong has been praying for 20 years. he has been
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 2:00pm PDT
ballot measure that will be before the voters on november 6th. city college of san francisco has 9 campuses in the city and serves approximately 100,000 students each year. the state has reduced funding to ccsf by core academic courses, provide work force training, provide an education that prepares students for 4 year universities, keep city college libraries and student support services open, keep technology and instructional support up to date, and offset state budget cuts. i'm here with alyssa messer, an english teacher at city college of san francisco. she's the ppt of aft2121, the faculty union, and a proponent of proposition a. also joining us is starchild, a local activist with the libertarian party of san francisco and a former candidate for the san francisco school board. he's an opponent of the measure. thank you both for taking the time to be with us today. >> thank you. >> alyssa, i'd like to give you the opportunity it share the thoughts of your position. >> so proposition a is a temporary 8-year, $79 parcel tax on properties in san francisco. and that money would go
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
of the most innovative cities in the galaxy, and it's a very great place to be the home of the challenge america summit, the first-ever challenge america summit. so it's now my job to introduce our first speaker of the night, who is going to officially kick off the first-ever challenge america summit, somebody who has been verylfe instrumental in creating a movement around innovation in san francisco. just a few months ago, announced october as innovation month inla whole lot of work on, you know, creating a@g real ecosystem for entrepreneurs, for governments, for everybody to create new ideas and new innovations. please join me in welcoming mayor ed lee to the floor. >> [applause.] >> thank you. thank you, josh. welcome, everybody. now that i know where i'm at, i want to welcome all of you, i want to of course thank the night challenge -- night rover challenge, nasa, of course, for being here. i also want to thank s.p.u.r. again for hosting it. you know, when i started working with s.p.u.r. many years ago, i knew they were a spacey people. didn't realize it would ultimately en
SFGTV
Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
like the comments. basically what i found on a lot of these city commissions they want to take credit for everything that goes well and avoid responsibility for anything that isn't going well. they want credit for showing up. but they don't want to be bothered with a lot of the work. and we had one member of the commission when there was an argument going on tell one of the witnesses, when they were referred to one of the documents that have been submitted to them and they said, well i don't need to read the documents. and it is time and time again and the reason that i do this is for one simple reason. there are a lot of people who getting up in front of a public body especially on public television, are afraid to do it. they are just afraid to come up to a body and say, you know, i don't like what you are doing and that is just another part of the first amendment to petition government to readdress the grievances. when i started coming here, i tried to be polite, but when you are polite with you folks it gets you nowhere, you get someone who said that well, we follow the law
SFGTV
Oct 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
division under the city administrator. on item g and actually -- let me go at it one at a time. item g, i would hope there would be a report back on what is found with the additional testing in san bruno and how that relates to the groundwater storage project on the west side. >> a point, mr. richy, is that the usually course of business? >> [inaudible]. >> okay. >> thank you. and on item j, the extension of the joint powers agreement with bayshore, i understand the need for that because it appears that negotiations are ongoing. it would have been better, in my opinion, had that come before the commission before the expiration of the agreement at the end of september. so, if that were possible in the future, i just would prefer not to see retroactive actions like that. and finally, on item k, on the appointment to the sjta, which i did not even know existed, for bodies like that and other bodies on which members of staff or the commission served, it would be nice to get some periodic report as to what is happening, particularly in the central valley. >> you have a very good website. i'
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 2:30pm PDT
in november of the same year. the city attorney and treasurer are elected in november of a different year. proposition d is a charter amendment that would change the election cycle for city attorney and treasurer so that these officers would be elected at the same time as the mayor, sheriff and district attorney beginning in 2015. i'm here with district 8 supervisor scott weiner, and dr. scott fauker, an opponent of proposition d >> let's start with you, supervisor. thanks for having me. proposition d is a good government measure that will increase voter turnout in our elections for city attorney and treasurer, two very important offices, and will also save the city 4.2 million dollars every 4 years. right now we elect our city attorney and treasurer in a very, very low turnout odd year election where they are the only two offices on the ballot. and turnout is always extremely low in that election. and it costs us over $4 million dollars to hold that election. proposition d would move the city attorney and treasurer elections to be on the same ballot as the mayor, which is a much mye
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
our city innovation fellow to really follow the lead of our president and make our communities more prosperous, and i think that we have got a great (inaudible) and you know, at the end of the day, not only want to improve the city, i want everybody... (inaudible) of all incomes to really be able to access the wonderful economy that we are involved in, with all of our different, new, companies that are coming in. like apples... (inaudible) to write a future. to be able to live in an exciting vibrant city. i am so glad that we have to have such a compliment with innovation at such a level, thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, so much, for your incredibly exciting (inaudible) i am sure that you will get tons of applicants for the fellow. and one thing that i can say is if you follow... you are actually following (inaudible) for her as inspiration for all of this. and what a wonderful movement it is. so what we are going to do now is actually move into the interactive portion of the (inaudible). so you can decide which one you want to join. and on the two break out sessions
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 4:30pm PDT
increase in the city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is adequate? >> yes. i think it's important that we continue in this direction. i was one of those persons who grew up -- i mean my grandmother raised me and my brothers and she worked as a maid and couldn't afford health care. and luckily we had medicare and we were able to go to the doctor and the dentist. i still have my same dentist who has been my dentist since i actually had teeth. i just think it's great that kids and people who don't have access to health care have access to health care. we need to look
SFGTV2
Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
will build bike lanes that will connect the city and reconnect the parks and find new ways to power our city in a way that is better for the planet and for our own wallets. i am not alone in having the vision for the future of san francisco that i do, i'm extremely proud of the people and organizations that have endorsed my candidacy because they share the hopes and the dreams, and the passion of the people that i have always depended on. they are far apart from one another on individual issues but they share my belief that working together we can achieve anything. my supporters include, california attorney general har ris, state senator yen, rashelle, norton, wynn, they gave me their sole number one endorsement and i am the only one endorsed by the police officer organization, the lgbt club and the firefighter unions and the chronicle who called me the candidate best prepared to handle the district challenges but as gratifying as all of those endorsements are the only one that i want is from the people of district five, i ask you to vote for me as supervisor and together we will tu
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 2:00am PDT
their files or the advice that the city attorney's office is providing to the controller's office, is not appropriate. i'm really talking purely abstractly. >> would a... so if your view, miss herrick, would correspond sans in the file saying let's meet at 3:00 to talk about this be confidential? >> how about if i say... let me tell you how i handle files in the city of san jose. i typically a e-mail, or a letter memo, any communication that talks about when we are going to meet, would not be... it would be procedural. having said that, whom i sent that to is kind of gives a road map to the investigation whether i sent it to aband c, but not to dand e, i think is something that is important to the background of the investigation and that would... and that would be something that i would think should be protected. >> basically you are saying that the identity of who you are interviewing, and the individuals or witnesses that you are interviewing that is... if the correspondence revealed that, you would not disclose that. >> absolutely. >> and there may be other information too. i m
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 7:30am PDT
spending time on billing, sending cases to director's hearing, dealing with the city referrals that involve multiple properties, property owners. you've been made aware of the blanding case, we got $800,000 on that. we're seeing the response to that but we're doing this despite our vacancies and not establishing a backlog. so we're still able to maintain the response of one and two days as new cases are coming in. obviously we'll respond to life safety hazards generally within one business day, nonlife/safety hazards within two business days. we're being very creative and using the resources we have to do this and also working on trying to get the staff vacancies filled. we're making great progress. i think i characterized this last time as deep exfoliation. i think by the end of the year we will pick up on new routine inspections although we're still dealing with the no shows and that gives us enough on our plate to deal with. we are doing all this, as the president of the commission indicated, there's a lot of legislation we've been invited to participate in the front end, which w
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
with under 100 employees. that is almost 85% of all businesses in the city. because she is from here, she really understands what small businesses are about, and she articulates your needs in washington, d.c. in may 2008, san francisco opened the office of small business, under the leadership of gavin newsom, under the urging of our small business leaders. the mayor heard there was a need for the community to have a small office to help the needs of our small businesses in san francisco, help them understand and navigate the complex structure in getting a business opened within the city and county of san francisco. initially, primarily, we were going to be about helping you understand licensing and permitting requirements, but, really, shortly after we open our doors, we understood that we were also, as a government entity, a place for people to come when they want to know about loans, about writing a business plan. where to go to do that, where to go to get assistance. we are also a resourced. when we do see people in our office, many of them are a year or two out from even opening
RT
Oct 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
growing calls for the international community to go into that. city is in golf in a wave of anti-government protests strangers in the mold of a country clash with police and tens of thousands marched in the capital what's been dubbed and to monte day. and the city entail sorry its message brings up dozens of demonstrators the parliament in the drink. called on muslims to syria's rebels while an opposition group kidnaps a lebanese journalist in aleppo saying his work is not compatible with the revolution. as obama and romney tried to drown each other over just ten days that's unfolding was a presidential election as many american still don't know. as for am here in moscow you're live with us here on r.t. good to have you with us thousands of families are now struggling to escape from the besieged libyan city of bani walid as the bloody assault by pro-government militias continues into its third week authorities say military action has been stopped and aid is being distributed however sources inside the city says there's no water food or medicine fighters in the area also blocking
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
shopper and to complement the city's character and the small store offers the product but more suited to these lifestyles. instead of 20-pound bags of dog food you will find smaller bags and treats to manage to carry around. this is the first store in san francisco and we are activating our first stand alone active wear store and part of our brand by champion so what does it mean for you? high end apparel without the high end prices and what better way to introduce this concept than here in america's most active community and a joy to join the mayors in san francisco and nakd in 2011 we two contributed $2 million to san francisco and have awarded several schools with grants for field trips and completed our first library make over in san francisco last week at sanchez college prep elementary about 2 miles from here. we support the united way and employee contributions. as you can see we believe strongly in giving back to the community. speaking of community i would like to introduce one of san francisco's most influential leaders. present at the groundbreaking of the target las
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 1:00am PDT
ethics complaint on this. it was strictly about access to public records and if the city controllers audit is finished and assuming that the ethics commissions investigation of the patient gift fund is complete, those investigations are complete, and the records have to be released because the investigation is over. >> any other questions for mr. shaw? >> were there any other subnative points that you want to make, mr. shaw? >> again, 699-13, indicating that investigative records have to be kept confidential applies only to ethics laws, not public records access laws. >> miss herrick for her part, all be ignores campaign and government code 4.105 d. states that the ethics commiting shall investigate complaints under the section that alleged violations of local campaign finance lobbies and financial interest and government ethics laws, which commissioner hur pointed out. however, section 4.105 a, states. any person can file a complaint with the ethics commission alleging that a city officer or employee has engaged in improper activity by, again, violating campaign finance lobbying, co
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
agencies. the references to the san jose city attorney's office are dated 9 months after that. but i think what is really important is that there is a, i think, a reference in an e-mail that it was mr. st craw who spoke to the city attorney about taking these cases. so what we don't know is how this magically happened, nine months later. there are also no e-mails or other written communications of any kind internally within the staff or with any of the commissioners with one exception which i will give you in a moment. so there is no way to track how this all came about. >> it is obvious that none of you were directly involved in the decision, which considering that it involved your... it had to be completely transparent and it had to be one that everybody would accept. i did find an e-mail from the chairman. it surprised me. it said, it went to mr. san croy. read shaw's complaints is there not any reason that we can't release san jose's analysis about why st san croy's allegations fall. i don't know much about ethics but i know this is not right. i have a lot of other information on
RT
Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
more weapons of find their way into the besieged the libyan city of bani walid sells a struggle to flee the violence coming from pro-government forces in the area there's something growing calls for the international community job knowledge of the ongoing bloodshed. it's only isn't gulzar no wave of empty government rallies and demonstrations in the month of the in the north of the country pals with police and tens of thousands marched in the capital for what's been dubbed anti monti day. and the same man to a certain message brings thousands of twenty other to the parliament in woodridge outrage over the government's creeping spending cuts. and the leader of al qaida calls on muslims to back syria's rebels while an opposition group kidnaps a lebanese journalist in aleppo saying his work is not compatible with the revolution. poso as obama and romney trying to outrun each other with just ten days left before the us presidential elections many americans are still don't know there are they can do this to choose from. at seven am here in moscow you're watching our live with me to bang
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 1:30am PDT
extent to which there is an investigatory file at the city controllers office or that the commission has conducted an investigation, that those investigations are probably not subject to disclosure. but, the scope of the underlying request between the two offices related to the complaint seems to me to suggest a body of material that is beyond the investigatorry file itself and may include correspondence about the handling of the aspect and not the file itself and to the extent that any such records might exist, they to me, to my read might be subject to disclosure, albeit in a redacted form. i don't know if they exist, but that is my view on that with regard to any closing memo, if there was i don't know what the language of a closing memo offered by the commission staff regarding this complaint refers to. again, if such a thing exists if it is not otherwise made confidential, and i need to analyze that further, i would think that it may be subject to disclosure, albeit in a redacted form. the question before you isn't whether these documents can be ordered disclosed, it is whether thes
SFGTV
Oct 27, 2012 10:30pm PDT
contractors who are here today, i'm with you 100%. but to the people that live in the city and county of san francisco, to the people that want this work to go to local businesses and to local contractors, you know, now i have to put my money where my mouth is and make the time to sit down and figure out if this can be better, we need to talk about making it better. and if there's things we need to take outs of it we need to talk about that. that would probably be across the hall. so, my vote is obviously to move it forward. >> any other comments? all those in favor signify by saying aye. >> aye. >> all those opposed? abstein shad, motion carries. item number 2. 12. >> item 12, [speaker not understood] authorize the general manager to execute these amendments each with a time extension of four years with no change to the value of the agreement. * >> are you -- yes. >> i was thinking that you would just say are there any questions and eula prove it. but if you'd like a little presentation, i can -- >> not a presentation, just a brief concise statement. >> sure. we have two agreements,
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 12:30am PDT
technology companies, making sure that we can work with other cities. i am very lucky to be part of the u.s. conference of mayors, and they allow me to represent san francisco as the innovative center for all the rest of the cities across the country. so we get to compare information and there. what these days i will get to talk to you while i am in washington, d.c., and you can hear what i am saying across there, so we can enjoy it -- wherever i go, you know i will be working and not fooling around. finally, we also are using technology to join our private companies in hiring san franciscans. hopefully some of your kids, some of your grandkids as well, are going to enjoy some of these great jobs in san francisco, because the companies that are here, many of them have agreed to use the virtual hiring practice called hiresf.org and share the technology to hire online send franciscans. we're doing the right here in our great city. i have a chief innovation officer, jane, who is working in my office. he keeps a good connection for both me and them members of the board of supervisors to share i
CW
Oct 28, 2012 8:30am PDT
new york city tonight at 7:00. the storm could affect more than 50 million people. the bridges and tunnels will also be shut down. susan mcginnis is live on the coast of delaware and susan. the winds have looked to have picked up in just the last hour. >> reporter: it certainly has ann and phil. the winds have picked up over the past several hours. we have been out here for nine hours and the intensity is increasing. the rain and tides. you can see how big the waves are compared to what we showed you yesterday. the waves are crashing closer in and it is hard to believe the brunt of the storm is still more than a day away. driving rain from hurricane sandy is coming in this morning. but officials are not expecting major damage. >> the track has improved in our favor here. >> reporter: bulldozers, and residents, are piling up the sand along if jersey shore. millions are bracing for hurricane sandy, a massive storm that is taking aim at the most densely populated region of the us. >> really the first time a hurricane has been at our doorstep, so, i am taking this seriously. >> reporte
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 1:30pm PDT
same state and it's more extraordinary that both of them are in the same city, san francisco so congratulations. [cheers and applause] so for context i just want to mention a few things and this is no news to all of you here in the room and the people standing up with me today, but today in america more than 10 million people are living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty and limited investment and opportunities for themselves and their children, and we know that one of the most important factors in determining the economic and financial success of peoples whether or not a child grows up in those high poverty neighborhoods? a. the fact that we can predict health, education outcomes of children based on the zip code, where they live is really a tragedy and it's not something that we as americans want to see as an outcome for the next generations and part of the obama's in fact and i have builds on this and the revitalization program and with choice neighborhoods including the planning grants we're announcing here in san francisco we intend to replicate that success across th
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
franciotti and ava marie in ocean city. we begin with tony who's been tracking the storm from the weather center. >> this is not going to be a worst-case scenario for maryland but not a walk in the park, either. the storm is 200 miles off the coast of the outer banks of north carolina right now so a good distance from us. 58 at the airport, cloudy skies and windy out there, northeast wind at the airport at 15. winds will continue out of the north-northeast today at 10 to 25 miles per hour but not much rainfall around baltimore so a decent day to get things you got run around, no big deal. there is heavy rain along the eastern shore shifting towards baltimore later tonight. today, showers, breezy, temperatures in the low 60's. the worst part of the storm for us will be mondayach -- monday afternoon and monday night with heavy rain, instead winds 30 to 50 miles per hour. wind diminishing on tuesday but turning cold and there could be snow in the mountains on tuesday. obviously a complicated forecast. i'll go through it step by step in a few minutes but first we will send it live to ava mari
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
emergency, there are voluntary evacuations in the lower lying areas and then in downtown ocean city, there are mandatory evacuations already under way and we understand that some of the other states are helping, including that of louisiana, which are helping out the state of maryland and then in d.c., public schools have been closed. sandbags are being distributed. so an awful lot is taking place and as it pertains to the race of the the white house, governor romney had some expected rallies that are planned for virginia in ohio there may be a whole lot of snow to content with while folks on the east coast are dealing with wind and rain. let's get a better view of this big storm now kind of threatening a good portion of the east coast. our chad myers with me now, so chad, we're talking about these pre-emptive declarations of states of emergency. >> sure. >> and in large part, to really send a serious message to people that you don't need to be complacent, yes it's a category 1, but really anything can happen with this storm. >> it also gives the authorities, the police and the fire
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 12:30pm PDT
working hard to make sure that the city and county of san francisco does everything possible to leave up responsibilities my office help to bring in above the budget due to the hard work of our office. pensions are a major issue not only in san francisco and the state. part of the work that we did last year where we worked with labor unions and unix to debate and discuss and dialogue and we found a pension proposal that we could bring forward to the voters in the city and county of san francisco which was passed and we know that that is not the final step that the first of many things that we are going to have to do to make sure that we have a balanced budget. the worst thing that we can do is to make sure that we need to make sure that pensions are going to be there for people when they retire and we need to do everything possible to make sure that we live up to the obligations that we promised people when they started working. >> mr. bryer. >> pension is something that is critically important for the state. and we have huge obligations in the pension funds that have been unfunded an
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
detroit tonight or tomorrow, the city of san francisco wants people to enjoy the game together tonight and possibly celebrate a win. the city plans to host a viewing party at civic center plaza. mayor ed lee says the city will set up a jumbotron so fans can cheer on the team just like they did in 2010. that's the video that we're seeing right there. stay with nbc bay area for continuing coverage. we have live reports coming up for you in this newscast and also at 8:30 on a special edition of nbc bay area news. and all day long you can go to nbcbayarea.com to get the latest giants and world series news and pictures any time. >>> new this morning, oakley police are searching for the person who opened fire at a lounge overnight. it happened just after 1:30 this morning. a man was shot two or three times. he was rushed to the hospital but it was too late and he later died. police are investigating and looking for leads. >>> another developing story we're following this morning. a massive storm that could affect one in five americans. if you have friends, family, colleagues on the e
SFGTV
Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
city and engaged the city early on in the process and designated a staff person to coordinate with community relationships and that is tiffany who took on that role with gusto and surveyed their employees what they were working with the community on. this resulted in a clear list of action items reflected both in the interest of the workers and always the needs of the residents. they hosted workshops such as central market and tenderloin can store healthy food when kitchen access is limited and worked with the campaigns and whatever group they worked with or the collaborative. one of the parties for our office was to ensure with the growing job economy many of the residents benefited from this as well. zen dust took this to heart and hired two summer intens in the neighborhood and i know them personally and live in the affordable housing developments and two young people part of veetnies center and they walked a couple of blocks from the home to new tech companies in midmarket where they were getting trained and employed and a new growing sector for me was particularly heart warmin
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
not true. what's unfortunate about all those is the city of san francisco has boycotted participating in those studies. san francisco says, wait a minute we have a unique responsibility here. we're the only city that stores our water in a national park so let's see how we can do better because we don't do a very good job. orange county recycles 30 million gallons of water a day, we recycle zero. we have a great opportunity to guarantee our water future and undo the damage to yosemite national park. >> sean, one point i know is the hydroelectric power generated by that dam, if i remember it's 41 million dollars? do i have my numbers right? >> there are a number of reasons why hetch hetchy is such a benefit to the city, not the least of which is that it produces carbon free public power to the city of san francisco. one of my favorite lines mike just used is this measure is about consolidating from 8 reservoirs to 7. another way to say that is to say this is about draining one of them, the hetch hetchy valley. have other studies said this is feasible? sure, just like teari
CBS
Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
: a boil water order is now in effect because the city doesn't know if the water is safe to drink. >> we'll do sampling throughout the system of bacteriology to make sure that water is safe to drink. that process takes about 48 hours. >> reporter: people who live here seau tilt zaires are -- say utility issues are common and the infrastructure is old much of it from the 1930s including the pipe. it can't upgrade until the property is officially transferred to the city from the navy which still owns the land. it's been anarch and that welcome of atability disease -- lack of accountability has neighbors concerned. >> given the fact that our -- our ground is subject to liquefaction, given the fact that no one is -- as far as i know -- maintaining them properly. >> reporter: you're the person that people turn to when things like this happen. >> yes it is frustrating knowing that you have to operate from you know -- you're not able to really manage completely because you don't own it. >> reporter: the earliest the water will be deemed safe to drink is monday afternoon. on treasure isla
SFGTV2
Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
enrichment of a few. i would rewrite the public flaping rules which are costing the city millions. why should a candidate receive up to 150,000 city tax dollars then spend that money on consultants in walnut creek or in san jose which is being done now? i'm not one of the quarter million dollars candidates but i've raised several thousand dollars, buttons, website, campaign essentials all produced here in san francisco. homelessness and panhandling, when friends visit from out of town they are aghast at the number of people on the streets. some are truly destitute. on the other end of the spectrum, some have homes. compassion, resources and outreach are crucial, but we also need city government to know that we won't tolerate people fighting, stealing, making messes or harassing residents, shoppers and visitors. i applaud the mayor for recently working with police, dph and the courts to institute mandatory treatment for the most chronic and costly individuals. but we also need law enforcement to tell people that they can't rome around town or come in from outside the city to block
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
dwriending to a hall six seconds about ago, about they shut down the subway city. sandy is headed for the the most populated areas, and this is heroes falkner, our continuing coverage, the scene along the east coast, the wind, the waves are churning and expected the impacts will be felt for hundreds and hundreds of miles. and 50 million americans projected path as it's skirting northward away from florida and carolinas, roughly out of one out of every six people in the country lives in the areas, in the hurricane target zone. presentation rains, severe power outages that could last for days and along the coast the beautiful beaches and river towns, a wall of water from the surge officials warn could be deadly. mass evacuations ordered a short time ago, imagine this, manhattan down near ground zero, a ghosttown right now. thousands of flights canceled, amtrak shutting down its busiest northeast service lines and the new york city transit system as i just said less than a minute ago was shut off. no word on when service will be restored and everyone is being told at this point to st
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
committee under leeand yee and decided to go without the city. when the branch improvement program began to was to raise 16 million raised 40 million spend 48 million now the project is almost finished and the only records the city have to show reveal they gave 3.6 million and can you imagine where they're given license opportunities and no one is required to account for the money? this is not just the one recent betrayalal. when someone like david chiu or scott wiener prevents the friends from being accountable they are abusing the public that has lasted for over decades and costs millions of dollars and the damage to the democracy is more important and the lies more than the money. thank you. >> next speaker. >> i would like the over head to remain on the screen through the presentation until i remove my last slide. i would like to talk to you again about mayor lee. he started out his tenure with the "i won't run if i am appointed" and we know how that worked out, and i changed slide and grabbed the wrong one. he will attempt to over turn an election using a goldberg machine to do it.
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
rival hurricane gloria which destroyed and damaged the boardwalk here in ocean city. so that's something officials will be keeping an eye on. the mandatory -- residents have about a couple of hours to get out of town and the deadline remains in effect. and clearly this is a very rough area right now, already, we're feeling the winds, we're feeling the rain and there's also a voluntary evacuation for local lying areas as well. they're telling all visitors to get out of ocean city, they have closed down route 50 coming into ocean city already. so they're very prepared for this, but, wroum, talking to the mayor, he says that every storm is different and the personality is one that this storm is going to hover and linger for a long time and that's a real concern here. >> sandra endo thanks so much from oceans city. the hurricane coverage continues as the storm surges. it is going to be a very long night tonight for many people along the eastern seaboard. the worry now is what happens if power goes out in a very big way? it happened just a year ago, leaving millions in the dark. if we want to
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 12:30am PDT
something that they would even consider doing. >> i don't know whether the city attorney staff person will be able to speak for the commission. >> perhaps not. but perhaps she could answer the first question, at least. >> unless we know, does anybody... do you know that? >> do you know? >> i believe that it was the city attorney's office that was asked to handle this matter. >> the investigation. >> the investigation, yes. >> thank you. i am so sorry. i am lisa herrick and i was asked to review the referal from the sunshine task force, sunshine ordinance task force and i agree with mr. gibner that i am not sure that there is a legal authority under the procedures that your commission has in reviewing these referals from the sunshine ordinance task force to refer that to another adjudicatory body completely. it is one thing to have a staff person to review in place of ethics commission staff and you know, conform the analysis, based on proceedings before the task force. i think that it is another to send the ultimate decision to another body. >> it is actually being transcribed. on the scre
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Oct 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
that saved the city millions of dollars. i think we need to start looking at things, like cutting the costs on the number of vehicles we use, gas and some of the basics in order to save revenue in that capacity. we also need to look at the salaries. i know that we, as members of the board of supervisors, that is a little bit more difficult, because we get into potentially micromanaging. but in terms of fees, there are a number of ways to look at new fees, but i do think that we need to manage what we have now in a responsible way before we start to open the door to new opportunities to increasing revenue for the city. >> thank you. mr. everett. >> what we need to do is stop raising revenue off the backs of people who could afford it the least. if we're going to go out and give tax breaks to twitter, besides the reasoning associated with that, we can't at the same time say we increase your parking or the cost to ride muni and the direct and real impact that has on the lives of ordinary people that. is what my campaign is all about. it might seem like a small issue, parking fees, but by
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Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
ethics and a strong advocate for the people back to city hall. i ask you to vote for me, hope johnson, this november and i thank you for your time. >> my name is kristine olague is i am the current incumbent for district five. this includes the fillmore, western addition, cathedral hill, japan town, lower pacific heights, lower and upper hate, nopa and coal valley and the neighbors. i am running to serve a full term on the board of supervisors, representing district five because i have long worked to make local government work better for the needs of the neighborhood residents. all that you have to do is look at how i have spent my entire professional life. i have the most robust record of achievements in shaping local public policy of any candidate running for district five supervisor. my father was born in mexico and worked as a mechanic fixing the farm equipment in the central valley. some of my childhood memory ss watching laborers work for little or no compensation at a young age based on what i witnessed i developed a understanding of economic injustice. growing up in the 60s my
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Oct 27, 2012 7:30pm PDT
built up over time and so the city will use this community engagement process to determine what's the best way to use that, once the bond passes ?oo ?a okay, thank you. so we have a little bit of time left so i'd like closing comments by both of you. thank you. >> well, i just want to follow-up on what he said. how interesting since 99 million dollars of the bond is ceqa approved? categorical exemption. so they are getting categorical exemptions through ceqa right now and what this leads to is complete lying to the voter. for example, when you go to golden gate park, beach solis, that was listed simply aiz categorical exemption for a field. all of a sudden you have a soccer stadium out of nowhere that the voters were never told about where they are going to change grass into turf i think a lot of this is very disingenuous and i think it's why neighborhoods are tired of rec and park. >> first, there's no soccer stadium. this bond is about current and future san franciscoans, especially our kids. this bond would pay for renovation of play grounds all across the city that are failing. it
SFGTV
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
service to the city and county of san francisco which spans more than your one-year service in fresno. >> thank you very much. (applause) >> >> and i'd like to echo appreciation for mr. moran. thank you so much for your leadership. >> thank you. it has been my honor and pleasure to be able to serve not only as a commissioner, but also as president for the last year. and i thank you very much for your assistance and the work of staff to support it as well. so, thank you. mr. president, carry on. >> thank you very much. >> before you do, i, too, would like to echo my thanks to andy for his very hard work. there are a lot of things that happened this year, and also to note that andy, as you all know, was on management side at one point. and here he wears the hat as president of the commission, and he never micro managed, he never tried to wear two hats. and i admire him greatly for that. in the past we've had people that had been from management that do become president of the commission and they seem to want to be on both sides, so to speak. so, i admire that greatly in you. >> thank yo
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
who deal with lb situations and other compliance officers to the city administrator's office. then you have you guys in the middle of the situation changing the rules without really getting the input from the lbes. nobody who is not a san franciscan should come here and say, i spoke to some lbes in san francisco and they kind of agree to go with the flow. that doesn't work. we don't want to badger sfpuc. but the fact is we lost on the waste system improvement project, and we were not, i repeat, not lose on the sewer system improvement project. because i have over 500 young men, i brought some of them here. i don't want to fill this chamber with some strong men. i don't want to go there, but we will not lose unless we have meaningful discussion with the union involved. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. yes, sir. >>> thank you, commissioners, art jensen with bosca. i think this is a great thing the commission did when they extend it had to a regional program to include workers outside san francisco that are paying two-thirds of the water bills and contributing to the succe
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Oct 27, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. presently, this is in existence in the city of sunnyvale. park lawnses should include maintenance. currently they do not. unfortunately today when a park is finished, we watch it fall apart before our eyes. parks and medians should be planted with california natives to provide sustenance for local fauna. solar windows should be installed in every new building. older buildings should be retrofitted with solar windows to reduce the urban heat effect in san francisco. the top of new buildings could have green roofs which could delay ask reduce stormwater discharge into the bay as much as 40%. i know many of you have already made up your minds about who you are going to vote for in the district 7 election. as a group, i like the candidates for supervisor who are friendly, bright, and accomplished people. however, i would like to have you look at this race again with a fresh perspective. ironically, all eight of the candidates for supervisor in district 5 are against the development of park merced. while serious candidates in district 7 are for this project. how is this possible? our s
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
city line. it's been weaving a little bit on new jersey, where the center of that path would be. but that's not that important, other than where the major water will go, with that storm surge. the rest of the affects, the wind and rain, david, will be felt from the mid-atlantic well into new england for at least two days. >> back to that question i asked there a moment ago, so many people wondering why is this being called a superstorm? >> reporter: david, i think the best way to tell people that is to show them on a graphic that we put together. it's a 3d graphic that will show you all three elements. it's easier to look at it once you see them. all night long, sandy marches up the east coast, practically parallel. more than 200 miles offshore. it will collide with an arctic front coming in from the west, throwing a new dose of energy into the storm and expanding its already monther size and reach. then, inject the 1 150-mile-per-hour plus winds of the jet stream and forecasters think sandy explodes into a superstorm. and so when you see something like that, then you realize this is
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
francisco because we have leadership here in the city that are encouraging innovation, that recognize the importance of investment and infrastructure, and there is no better manifestation of that than this project and that prt is man manifested in a way that i can see no more strongly in our great mayor who have been been a public works director, a city administrator, and helped build the city's plan he really gets this stuff. he is really engaged in this stuff. i don't think a week has come gone by that he hasn't asked me when this day is coming and it's a pleasure to introduce our mayor ed lee. >> thank you for your wonderful leadership. over 20-25 years ago when we were struggling with the earthquake, when people in chinatown said "gosh we're really going to suffer, and if we're going to be participating in our great economy in san francisco we have to find a way for better transportation routes to transfer people up north and down south of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in th
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Oct 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
together. a lot of wii systems, about 40, are being deployed around the city to different senior centers and residents facilities to encourage older adults to get more involved with physical activity using technology. we're going to spend the first 30 minutes or so demonstrating the wii. not only will we demonstrate how to use it, but we will doe demonstrate adaptive devices so that it can be an inclusive activity for all adults and children. my name is dr. chris thompson from the university of san francisco. go, dons. 1855. i have not been there that long. i am in the department of exercise and sports science. i think it is a good match for me to be demonstrating the wii, which is a good physical activity. i am joined on the stage by a student, not from usf, but from san francisco state. we actually talk to each other. this is mackenna. >> good morning. >> finally, i am joined by alicia from the independent living center in san francisco. it is great for all of you to be here today. people will be trickling in over the next half hour. we will give you a taste of what wii is like
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the citizens of this city get for this $6 million a year? if you kind of price it out, this commission, its operation costs us a half a million dollars a month. half a million dollars a month. and what we just saw, which to me was just a rude goldberg throw it together we have no idea what we are doing, so let's just put something together now and hope to hell it works. i think that the board of supervisors saved your behinds because if they had voted to remove the sheriff it would have gone back to court and the judge would have said, recall is the way that you over turn a lawful election, not this put together, jury-rigged mistake for a procedure that you somehow tried to publicly defend. and if you break it down another way, we stand with your 17 employees in this report, 352,000 dollars per employee per year. and i will be honest with you, i come to these meetings and i can't see you doing a damn thing to make this city any more ethical, or any more open, in fact, what you just did in the last case was say, well, we are... we have not seen the file, and they won't tell u
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